Pump Timer

jamull2852

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I need to replace my timer on my pump and cant read anything off the old timer. My pump says Volts 230/115, and amps 8.0/16.0. I will be passing by lowes tom. so hopefully I can figure this out. What kind of timer do I need. Never was good with electrical.
 

jblizzle

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jamull2852 said:
Never was good with electrical.
That makes giving advice a bit scary :shock:

First you have to figure out if the pump is wired for 115V or 230V (all we know now is that it could be either) ... post a pic of the wires in the timer maybe?

You will need to get the correct timer for your voltage setup.
 

JasonLion

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BadOleRoss, that timer will only work if the pump is setup for 240 volts. We don't what voltage the pump is, so it may not work. There is a very similar model that works for 120 volt pumps, but the first step is to figure out the voltage.
 

jamull2852

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Dont worry I wont be touching any wires, my brother is an electrican but is busy remodeling his bathroom. So im trying to get everything ready so he can just come put it on and be done with it. Im trying to get in touch with the previous pool owner to see if its 110 or 220. Ill be back when I hear from him. Thanks.
 

jblizzle

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What are the wire colors running to the pump? Knowing just that we can be pretty sure which one it is ... assuming some crazy electrician didn't install the pump.

OR.

What type of breaker is the pump on? ... assuming the pump has a separate breaker.
 

jamull2852

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Yes it does have its own breaker but Im at work right now and wont be home for another 8 hours. What kind of breaker will determine one or the other?
 

jblizzle

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You have to be sure that the breaker ONLY supplies the pump and not a subpanel at the pad.

A 230V breaker is double the width of a 115V breaker.
 

jamull2852

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Ok the previous owner just text me this. 110 from gfci breaker in garage all the way to the pump area. Hope this helps
 

jblizzle

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Intermatic T101 is the basic mechanical 120V timer.

Lowes lists them on the website for $42 (indoor) or $53 (for the outdoor enclosure)
 

jamull2852

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ok thanks alot jblizzle. Ill prolly go buy one tom. and try to get my brother over their to hook it up. Thanks again. I will report back tom. to let everyone know if it worked.